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Apple Remote + XBMC + Itunes - superyo - 2012-01-04 07:47
For a long time I have a problem with the management of the Apple Remote on my MacMini (10.6.8) and XBMC / Itunes.
When I start the Mac and I use iTunes directly I have no problem. The remote works well.
I quit iTunes. I run XBMC and the remote does not work anymore!
So I'm going in the options and I disable support for the remote. Then I reactive the remote in the same menu. There, from time to time, the remote working again. Otherwise I am forced to restart the Mac for everything to work properly with XBMC!.
I do not understand why it works that way here.
Normally this should not happen like that.
I tried Candelair (iospirit.com) but this does not change.
Do you have any ideas?
- Torroa - 2012-01-04 09:04
You could use SleepWatcher and add a script telling to reload XBMCHelper when the Mac resume from standby, as mentioned earlier in this forum, or you could manually "killall XBMCHelper" before you start XBMC.
- superyo - 2012-01-04 20:51
Torroa Wrote:You could use SleepWatcher and add a script telling to reload XBMCHelper when the Mac resume from standby, as mentioned earlier in this forum, or you could manually "killall XBMCHelper" before you start XBMC.
OK I understand. Thank you
It is unfortunate that the cohabitation between Itunes and xbmc is not more optimal.
- activate - 2012-01-05 02:48
Yes, sleep watcher is also someme thing that I am considering but to resolve some of the sleep issues with how i want to use the mac mini.
When you said you tried candelair, did you try remote buddy.
I have remote buddy running. The purpose of this is to easily switch control XBMC, Eye TV, iTunes etc. It is a very flexible piece of software. I know that it means additional software but so far I have found it ideal to coordinate multiple apps. eg. You can set global keys as well app keys. Full featured trial for 30 days.
- superyo - 2012-01-05 07:29
activate Wrote:Yes, sleep watcher is also someme thing that I am considering but to resolve some of the sleep issues with how i want to use the mac mini.
No I have not tried Remote Buddy. As you stated it is powerful.
But I am afraid to have the same problem (iTunes / XBMC). I hesitate greatly ... but it is free for 30 days!
Unless I am mistaken I do not remember this problem with Leopard 10.5 and XBMC. Surely Apple has made poor choices with SN ...
RE: Apple Remote + XBMC + Itunes - sprale - 2012-03-24 23:30
I wrote an AppleScript and saved it to the dock (so the wife can fix it herself when I'm not home ) as an app bundle.
Quote:do shell script "killall XBMCHelper"
I really hope this is the last fix for the Apple remote issue...